Hudson Bursch
Hudson  Bursch


Granger, Ind.

High School:




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2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
• CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America

• Competed primarily in the 200 breaststroke, 400 IM and distance freestyle events
• Posted a career-best time in 400 IM (3:52.29) while winning the event at the IU First Chance meet
• Season best in the 200 breast (2:03.96) also came at IU
• His 400 IM time was an NCAA provisional qualifying time (B Cut) and team season best prior to the Big Ten Championships
• Recorded his season best in the 1000 free (9:41.55) vs. Michigan State
• Competed in four tough events at Virginia Tech’s H2Okie Fall Invitational – the 200 and 400 IM, 200 breast and the mile
• Qualified for the C final of the 400 IM at Va Tech
• Runner-up in the 500 free (4:41.71) with a season-best time in the dual meet vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Victorious in the 400 IM at the Indiana Senior State Championships in July

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Competed primarily in the 200 breaststroke and IM events
• Posted career-best times in the 200 (1:50.45) and 400 IM (3:56.11) along with the 200 breast (2:00.56) at the Big Ten Championships
• Ranked fifth on the team in the 200 breast and 400 IM in 2015-16
• Won his heat of the 200 breast at the Big Tens
• Posted a career-best time of 58.75 in the 100 breast at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Scored in the mile and won the C final of the 400 IM at the Purdue Invitational
• Also qualified for the C final of the 200 IM and 200 breast at the Purdue Invite

2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the 200 breaststroke, 200 IM and distance freestyle events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 breast (2:06.30) and the 1650 free (16:26.18) at the Michigan First Chance meet
• Season-bests in the 500 free (4:44.56) and 200 IM (1:54.89) were at the Minnesota Grand Prix
• Swam on the victorious 400 free relay team in the dual meet win at Notre Dame
• Qualified for the D final of the 400 IM at the Minnesota Grand Prix, a meet in which he competed in six different individual events

• Four-year letterwinner for coach Jess Preston at Penn High School in Granger, Indiana after moving to Northern Indiana from Washington during high school
• Helped his 200 free relay team win the state title in 2014
• Honor roll student as an upperclassman

• Major: Computer Science
• Full name is Hudson Gregory Bursch
• Born in Spokane, Washington
• Parents are Gregory and Sherry Bursch
• Family also includes older siblings Barkley Perry and Addisynn Bursch
• Barkley swam at Arizona State, Addisynn at Washington State and North Carolina State

Favorite Pro Team: Seattle Seahawks
Favorite Athlete: Connor Jaeger
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): King Aquatic Center
Diver He'd Like to Compete Against: Steele Johnson
Favorite Playoff Format: Olympics
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Billy Graham
Unique Skill: Trap Shooting
Last Concert He Attended: Panic! at the Disco
Last Book He Read: Star Wars: Legacy of Force -- Tempest
Favorite Actor: Tom Hardy
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Dark Knight
Favorite TV Show: Silicon Valley
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Orange Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Peppermint Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Lawson Hall
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: Florida
Country He'd Like to Visit: Iceland
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hunting & Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys: Archery
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Pool Space
Furry Friend: Thor, Cat


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